Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BBC News with the Deadly Nightshades:

A few months ago, on our final Style Spin of the season, Fast Track's Theopi Skarlatos came along and showcased the Deadly Nightshades in a piece for BBC World titled: Toronto's Competitive Vintage Scene

Thanks to Kealan from Vintage 69 for lending us such awesome outfits!
(Too bad we don't have more pictures of them)


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cranksgiving is Tomorrow!!!

Big Red and I are going to do the legendary Cranksgiving Ride tomorrow!
I'm so stoked to be participating in a great charity and NYC bike community tradition. See you tomorrow at registration NYC!
Love, Love, Love... xoxo


Look out Lexington....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011



check out laura's poster on the LOBP !!!

there's a little competition going on now, for the top 3 designs.
if you're a polo player, vote for her!!! Northside Qualifyer!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011


Thanks to Snow White for editing this little video recap of the BFF in Toronto this year. So fun, as always.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Williamsburg Bridge Photos

We met up with Justin "Rev" Barnes from LA on the Williamsburg bridge. He got some rad footage of us just, you know, hanging out, and shot some rad pics. Knog had just given us some goodies to play with in BK, and it was fun to see how rad it all looked in the fish eye.





Thursday, November 10, 2011

Horse Cycles

Priest Lugged track-13
Living in Brooklyn for the past two months has really introduced the Nightshades to some of the radest bike people. One being Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles. Located right off broadway, a short cycle from the Williamsburg bridge is this huge shop with stacks of tools where beautiful handmade bikes are born.

The frame building process is a collaboration of rider and builder. We do a complete rider intake including full body measurements, rider preferences and riding style. After making all design decisions materials for the build are ordered.

Each tube set is hand picked for the build process based on rider requirements and care is put into every detail.

Building the actual frame takes 1-2 weeks.
Paint is chosen and the frame is sprayed.
At this point components are chosen based on rider measurements and requirements, the bike is assembled, and off you go….

A full bike will run you about two grand, but damn, it's worth it!

Also, Horse Cycle has just finished a collabortation with the ultrahip Ace Hotel. So now you can borrow one of these beauties while you're in town!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Saturday's Rad Party!

Heads up #Toronto! Great party with top TO artists for the coolest of causes!

DNS loves, loves, LOVES the About Face Collective. Their wholistic, positive, fun approach to change making gets our seal of approval anytime, everytime, all the time.


The About Face Collective and Fresh City present Greenhouse Gallery, a fundraiser for the Everything Roof

Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th, 11am - 6pm

Fresh City Greenhouse at Downsview Park

70 Canuck Avenue, Downsview Park, Toronto, ON M3K 2C5

We have collaborated with our urban farming friends at Fresh Citywww.freshcityfarms.com to turn their greenhouse at Downsview Park into a gallery for the weekend of November 5th and 6th. The event will feature outstanding local food, beer and wine, music and art. We will be showcasing original pieces for silent auction and prints for sale from a selection of renowned local artists. The adjacent greenhouse will be set up with workshops and kid-friendly activities offered throughout the weekend.



12-1 Isla Craig www.myspace.com/islacraig

2-4 Far from Rich www.myspace.com/farfromrich

4-5 A Yellow Field: www.ayellowfield.com


2--3 Loom www.myspace.com/owleyescrowsfeet

3-4 Carnival Moon www.myspace.com/carnivalmoon

4-5 The Holy Gasp: www.facebook.com/pages/theholygasp


Adrian Forrow, Alex Kurina, Childface Sausage, Claire Hall, Danielle Hession, Darlene Huynh, E V Mary Stephens, Emily Stoddart, Erica Brisson, Eunice Luk, Josh Raskin, Juliana Neufeld, Justin Broadbent, Justyna Werbel, Kathryn Macnaughton, Laura Mensinga, Lauren Pirie, Lisa Visser, Mahmood Popal, Mark Harris Sherman, Rodrigo Marti, Rose Broadbent, Sarah D'Angelo, Srdjan Segan, Talia Shipman, Tammy Yiu, Virgil Baruchel


jewelry by Kate Schwan: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fierce-Deer-Jewelery/182722618434845

hand-knit accessories from Muttonhead http://muttonheadcollective.com/

WORKSHOPS (ongoing from 11 - 3 each day)

Nutrition Workshops from Eating Pretty and Back to Abundance

Seedbomb workshops

Foodshare Workshops


Suggested donation of $10 includes one complimentary beverage


Everything Roof is a community rooftop garden and learning space on top of the new Centre for Social Innovation, Annex location. The creative structural elements of the garden will be designed and built by local artists using recycled and reclaimed materials. In collaboration with the Centre for Social Innovation, Sketch Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth and Skate4Cancer, The About Face Collective will create a unique, inspiring, visually exciting platform to promote urban farming, nutrition, green lifestyles and integrated community engagement.

We were recently granted $75,000 from Live Green Toronto toward our capital costs and need to raise the remaining funds by December 31st.

Join us to support and find more info at www.aboutfacecollective.com


Fresh City is a social enterprise empowering people to farm organically in Toronto. Fresh City offers a year-round box service with home delivery featuring produce and products from our farmers and other local partners.www.freshcityfarms.com


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Despite being Canadian - I still rarely welcome snowstorms in late october. Somehow, despite the lovely weather we've been having here in New York, last saturday had a devilish mind of it's own, when snow mixed with pouring rain drenched the city. And consequently Bike Kill 8: Snowpocolypse was born in a Bedstuy parking lot.

Yet, despite the horrific weather (resulting in wet everything and multiple trips to home depot to warm up & buy more dry things) we still had an amazing time, rode some mutant bikes (like Big Red above), then donned lots of spandex (true to form) and danced our faces off in some warehouse with a bonfire out back.

Days later everything still smells like wet dog and campfires. Gotta love Bike Kill... and these rad photos by Tod Seelie.